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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Mar 26, 2004 9:41am
Forum: etree Subject: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts


Yippie!

The Live music archive just received its 10,000th concert recording! Congratulations and thanks to the etree community and the artists and bands that have a made this a fantastic repository of creative works. http://www.archive.org/audio

A few stats:
Now stored: 10,000 shows, 150,000 tracks, from almost 500 bands, in 18 months.
About 10 Terabytes of information on 40 Terabytes of disk space on 60 linux boxes.
almost 1,000 uploaders, 300 uploaders have uploaded more than 10 shows,
Brad Lablanc is the top uploader at 251 concerts
Usage: about 1`Petabyte of concerts have been downloaded
(1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes)
Or about 1 Million shows.
Currently 400megabits/sec of outbound bandwidth.

In the next couple of weeks:
Adding some Grateful Dead concerts because their policy allows non-commercial hosting.
Converting most of the concerts to mp3/ogg and full concert zip files

Longer term wish list:
Broaden the collection into lots of different types of music
Internet Radio interface
Improved website by searching, speed, browsing

If you have other ideas, please write to us on the forums or to etree@archive.org

Great stuff! Thank you to all that have put in so many hours. This is a partial list:

Brad Leblanc
Bram Cohen
Caleb Epstein
Diana Hamilton
Ghost
Greg Pope
Lauren Gelman
Matt Vernon
Ry4an Brase
Tom Anderson
Tom Horton
Tyler Huff

enjoy,

-brewster





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Poster: kmcmurtrie Date: Mar 26, 2004 10:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

"Adding some Grateful Dead concerts because their policy allows non-commercial hosting."

Are you going to manage the influx? I'm sure you could get 1800 shows in quick order, but that 400 megabits/sec of outbound bandwidth would start looking paltry.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Mar 26, 2004 1:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

Please wait for more news on dead shows.

you are right that we are stretching our bandwidth again. We will be upping it again soon, but it will be a bit painful in the meantime.

We are thinking it is time to try the p2p systems again (they did not help much the last time we tried).

-brewster

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Poster: Dgold / Honest Tunes Date: Mar 28, 2004 6:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

Aha, thank you for the stats Brewster. I've been wondering, and thinking about writing an article describing the LMA. Keep up the innovative good work!

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Poster: NiKnight3 Date: Mar 26, 2004 1:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

What a great milestone. A huge thank you to Brewster, Jon, and all of the show uploaders for your tireless work throughout the first 10k shows.

I like the idea of diversifying the catalog of shows in the LlaMA. What would people like to see? At first glance to me it seems that there's a high percentage of rock and groove bands with some blues, hard rock, country, bluegrass, and others thrown in. What do others think?

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Poster: Michael Moran Date: Mar 26, 2004 9:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

Thanks most of all to you, Brewster!! So many folks have gotten an enormous amount of enjoyment and fulfillment thanks to you.

All the best,

Mike

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Mar 26, 2004 9:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

I appreciate that, Mike. This experience with the music has been a fantastic one of cooperation. We would love to see libraries become a vibrant part of our digital lives, and this collection can serve as a model for the future.

-brewster

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Poster: SIRMick Date: Mar 26, 2004 9:13pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

I was wondering why the GD shows will be envcoded in lossy format rather than Flac or SHN. Is this because there won't be enough storage space?

Thanks

Mick

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Mar 28, 2004 6:58am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

as per archive policy, all seeds are in loss-less format (.shn or flac), and these GD shows will also start in loss-less format. Because they have not explicitly asked for only loss-less format versions to be allowed, mp3 derivitave versions will be made to Supplement the loss-less version. You as the user can choose which version you want.

Currently, there is no file / storage size limitations on the archive, and so they are able to easily offer both the loss-less and lossy vrsions of these shows.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Mar 26, 2004 11:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

In the next couple of weeks:
Adding some Grateful Dead concerts because their policy allows non-commercial hosting.


Absolutely fantastic news Brewster!!!

-Brad

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Poster: rleeee13 Date: Mar 29, 2004 12:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

Thank you for doing this. I went to my 1st Grateful Dead show on 9-2-68. I got a computer in Oct. 2002. I found you folks soon after. You are fullfilling dreams. THANK YOU AGAIN, Richard

This post was modified by rleeee13 on 2004-03-29 08:09:45